25 Nov 2021

Creating Our Future Campaign

There is still time for AONTAS Members to take part in the Creating Our Future Campaign, run by the Government of Ireland.

About the Campaign

Creating Our Future provides an opportunity for you to give suggestions on how to make Ireland better for all. From science, the environment, health and education to poverty, the arts, diversity and inclusion – the campaign is looking for ideas that can inspire researchers to help make a better future for Ireland.

Over the course of the pandemic we have seen the resilience and innovation of the adult learning sector, in adapting provision and responding to the needs of learners and the local community. This campaign focuses on the importance and value of research and innovation and is seeking ideas on how research can help meet the opportunities and challenges facing society over the coming years.

How can AONTAS Members Participate?

1. Submit an Idea

Submissions are welcome through the online portal:

Closing Date is Tuesday, 30th November 2021

Ideas for research could include:

If members are looking for additional inspiration for ideas please visit:

We would really encourage you to submit an idea before the closing date of 30th November 2021 as this could help influence the national research agenda.

2. Attend a Creating Our Future Event

A number of events are taking place as part of the campaign to encourage discussion and ideas. Find out more information about events at:

Creating Our Future presents a Fireside Chat with Emilie Pine, Professor of Modern Drama at UCD and author of Notes to Self

Monday, 29th November 2021 (1pm-2pm)

Join host Ruth Freeman, Director of Science for Society, Science Foundation Ireland for an in-depth conversation with Emilie Pine, Professor of Modern Drama at UCD, and author of the no. 1 non-fiction bestseller Notes to Self, about her work, the importance of research for the Arts & Humanities and what will make a better future for Ireland.

The online event, part of the Creating Our Future campaign, will feature a one-on-one-conversation between Emilie and host Ruth, with an interactive brainstorming session. The webinar is organised by Creating Our Future in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy.

Register at:

 For more information please visit: